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Ready for a Nuclear Event?

by JC Refuge Revisiting a very practical and handy Rand Corporation book, "Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks," we can be reminded of some of the basic how-to’s involved with nuclear readiness. Show More Summary

Folding Bikes + Free Case + Free Shipping + Huge Savings (up to 30% off), Need we say more ?

Folding Bikes Mega Sale !! Members save additional 10% Montague folding bicycles are popular, robust, folding street and off-road bikes that trace their 25-year technological lineage to M.I.T., DARPA, and the USMC. Not only do you get...Show More Summary

Kid Me Not , and a Slice of my Own Story

Have you seen the recently released book, Kid Me Not: An Anthology by Childfree Women of the 60s Now in their 60s.  Is that a clever book idea or what. And the life accounts in it give readers a good look into a generation of women making the childfree choice at a time when it […]

Change is inevitable … Are you ready?

By JC Refuge Change is inevitable. It's always been so, yet rarely has "progress" been so strenuously dramatic as what we are experiencing in the 21st century. Change in and of itself causes fear and resistance in most people. We are...Show More Summary

Over 40 and No Regrets!

They said you would change your mind. They said when you got older you would regret it. This is what we childfree folks hear all the time but studies and anecdotal evidence, including my original research for the Childless by Choice Project, tells a different story. Show More Summary

Clarified butter (Ghee) is back in Stock !! Limited Supplies.

Clarified Butter (Ghee)... (supplies limited, place your order now) We have made a great discovery for your long term food storage - clarified butter (Ghee)!! Many of you have probably heard of Ghee before, as it has been touted for years as an excellent long-term storage item in lieu of butter. Show More Summary

The New Book, Famous – But No Children

In author J.O. Raber’s words, Famous – But No Children “is about people who have made an important difference because they were more oriented toward making that difference than toward living the conventional life of rearing children. This is not to say that people with children have never made a difference; however, the accomplishments of […]

Do You Have Anxiety? You’re Not Alone, Child

  source: The New Yorker I often write about my anxiety on this blog. Maybe you’re sick of reading it, or maybe you can relate. Maybe you’re a hypochondriac like me. If you are, share a soothing comment down below; it’s nice to know I’m not the only nerveball out there. My anxiety has been [...]

Talking Families of Two and The Baby Matrix on The Exchange Show

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on The Exchange Show. Host Dan Riley interviews “noteworthy people about their lives, ideas, and current events.”  Dan and I talked about how my book Families of Two came to be, an array of childfree topics and issues, my book, The Baby Matrix, the many ways we all are […]

I Think We Created a New Fashion Trend: Formal Tubing Wear

This weekend, we celebrated my boyfriend’s half birthday. I had a written the story as to why we celebrated his birthday in May instead of on his actual birthday in November, but when I read this post to him, he said, “You don’t have to put EVERYTHING on the Internet.” And because I don’t want [...]

How Prepared Do You Need to Be?

by JC Refuge “How prepared do I need to be?” That's the question folks who are new to the crisis preparedness avocation ask over and over again. Typically, they are looking for some kind of mathematical formula... presumably incorporating some combination of risk factors, household size, skill sets, geography, and tea-leaf analysis. Show More Summary

Writer Anne Lamott On Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this insightful piece from 2012 by writer Anne Lamott is sure worth the read. She explains why Mother’s Day “celebrates a huge lie about the value of women”: “I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother’s Day. I didn’t want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, […]

Cheese, Butter, Special High-Calorie Storage-Food Value Bundle and more ..up to 30% off

Canned Cheese, Butter and more... For those of you familiar with the Kraft canned cheese, you will be real happy with this new cheese from Bega - made in Australia. Although the Kraft cheese is called cheddar too, most customers say it reminds them more of a white American cheese than a cheddar. Show More Summary

For the Two Women in My Life

I grew up with a single mother. Across the street from us, my grandmother. These two women helped shape who I am. They are not perfect women, but no woman is perfect. As they age, their imperfections amplify. And they are aging. I can’t stop that. I hear it in their voices. I see it [...]

Wise to Prepare for all Possibilities … including War

I’m 56 years old. From the very point of my coming of age at 18, I was trained in military ways of waging war... not so much in terms of venturing out with a survival knife between my teeth, but as in how to surreptitiously gain a decided advantage over the enemy using cutting-edge intelligence technologies and insights. Show More Summary

Wisdom of Salman Rushdie on Writing Memoirs

Ever thought about writing a memoir? A client of mine who is in the midst of writing a memoir passed on this insightful interview excerpt with Salman Rushdie at Emory University in 2011. He explains why the best of memoirs employ the novelistic technique. Check it out: He answers these questions: - Just like in novels, […]

Get Equipped with Safecastle's New "Goal Zero" Offer! | Freebies & Free shippin

Alternative energy is the key to the future. Solar power as a backup source of energy for preppers and outdoor adventurers is a must-have. Goal Zero is an industry leader in Solar power kits and Safecastle is a long-time Goal Zero dealer,...Show More Summary

Writing eBooks for Professional Purposes

Along with fiction and nonfiction pleasure reading, eBooks can serve as a powerful educational and marketing tool for all types of businesses. What’s one big challenge for many budding authors of eBooks? They have to learn to be writers. To those who aren’t writers, doing an eBook can feel like a daunting task. But it […]

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